Sunday, October 9, 2016

CFB TV Guesses for 2016 Week Eight (10/22/16)

Here are the games already set for television and/or webcast.  Here are the known available telecast windows.

* Indiana at Northwestern & Rutgers at Minnesota (12pm), Illinois at Michigan (3:30pm) and Ohio St. at Penn St. (8pm) are locked into their start times.  With Michigan needing an intraconference game on BTN, I figured this was a good time to do so.
* FOX Sports is scheduled to air two Big 12 and one Pac-12 game.  FS1 only has one game at 12pm ET, so I expect them to show a Big 12 game at 12pm.  NLCS Game Six is currently set for FS1, though its time is not known as it is dependent on a) if its needed and b) if there is an ALCS Game Seven.
* Pac-12 Networks windows are currently scheduled for 2pm ET, 5:30pm ET and 10:30pm ET, which are times that will allow for an exclusive broadcast network window.
* The Pac-12 choice for FOX, assuming it is a top choice for them, was a bit tough. "Showcasing" Oregon St. isn't ideal, but it is for Washington.  On the other side of that, Stanford needs to make two appearances on Pac-12 Networks, so this spot makes sense.
* I removed the 10:30pm ET ESPN2 window.  Wyoming at Nevada is the only ESPN Networks' Mountain West selection for Saturday and with the Mountain West having games on ESPN & ESPN2 on Thursday & Friday, I figured ESPN3 would be OK for this game.
* I placed the MAC's BCSN telecast at 3pm, though it could be slotted anywhere.

All times Eastern.

12pm ABC: Purdue at Nebraska
12pm ESPN: Oklahoma at Texas Tech
12pm ESPN2: Indiana at Northwestern
12pm FS1: Oklahoma St. at Kansas
12pm ESPNU: Houston at SMU
12pm ESPNEWS: East Carolina at Cincinnati
12pm SEC: Massachusetts at South Carolina
12pm BTN: Rutgers at Minnesota
12:30pm ACC Network: North Carolina at Virginia
2pm Pac-12: Washington St. at Arizona St.
3pm ACC RSNs: Syracuse at Boston College
3pm BCSN: Central Michigan at Toledo
3:30pm CBS: Texas A&M at Alabama
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: Wisconsin at Iowa
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: NC State at Louisville
3:30pm ESPNU: Tulane at Tulsa
3:30pm BTN: Illinois at Michigan
3:30pm ASN: Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan
3:30pm ASN: Sam Houston St. at Nicholls
4pm FOX: TCU at West Virginia
4pm SEC: Tennessee St. at Vanderbilt
5:30pm Pac-12: Utah at UCLA
6pm ESPN: Arkansas at Auburn
7pm ESPN2: Texas at Kansas St.
7pm ESPNU: Middle Tennessee at Missouri
7pm CBSSN: UCF at Connecticut
7:30pm SEC: Mississippi St. at Kentucky
8pm ABC: Ohio St. at Penn St.
8pm FOX: Oregon St. at Washington
9pm ESPN: Ole Miss at LSU
10;30pm Pac-12: Colorado at Stanford

ESPN3 Exclusives
UT-Martin at Georgia St.
Idaho at Appalachian St.
UL-Lafayette at Texas St.
Miami (OH) at Bowling Green
Ohio at Kent St.
Buffalo at Northern Illinois
Akron at Ball St.

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